Roberto Mancini will not face any action from the Football Association over his comment following Manchester City's Boxing Day defeat at Sunderland that the referee Kevin Friend "ate too much", reports The Guardian. If found guilty of misconduct the manager may have faced a fine or a touchline ban.

The Italian wrote to the FA to explain his words last week, with the governing body responding on Monday to remind Mancini of his responsibilities. The matter is now closed.

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